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Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> |

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Subject |
Re: st: generate variable versus define scalar, with conditional statement |

Date |
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:33:24 +0100 |

On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 3:25 PM, annoporci wrote: > yes, I see, absolutely, I did try this also: > > scalar newscalar = open[3jan2012] > > but it didn't work, even after a tsset date, and there must be a logical > explanation > for that too, naturally, but I guess I ran out of ideas and stopped > thinking. If you type in Stata -varname[<something>]- than <something> is an observation number. So 1 for the first observation, 2 for the second, etc. So <something> can never be string. -- Maarten --------------------------------- Maarten L. Buis WZB Reichpietschufer 50 10785 Berlin Germany http://www.maartenbuis.nl --------------------------------- * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: generate variable versus define scalar, with conditional statement***From:*annoporci <annoporci@gmail.com>

**Re: st: generate variable versus define scalar, with conditional statement***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: generate variable versus define scalar, with conditional statement***From:*annoporci <annoporci@gmail.com>

**Re: st: generate variable versus define scalar, with conditional statement***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: generate variable versus define scalar, with conditional statement***From:*annoporci <annoporci@gmail.com>

**Re: st: generate variable versus define scalar, with conditional statement***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: generate variable versus define scalar, with conditional statement***From:*annoporci <annoporci@gmail.com>

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